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Monday, Monday...

Happy Turkey Week, my little chickadees... or Not-Turkey Week to Mojito Maven, who is allergic to poultry, or Tofurkey Week as my friends say to me, since I'm a veggie. I hope you all had a restful weekend, and are ready for the great cook-a-thon to begin!

We're staying in NYC this year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, as we'll be having visitors for each holiday. We have Fr. D coming to stay with us, who is our priest from Phoenix/the man who will be marrying us/Mr. Wonderful's surrogate father figure. He's an ornery little man in his 70's, and we can't wait for him to come! We're actually doing something I've never done for Thanksgiving this year... Eating dinner out. ON Thanksgiving. Have any of you ever done this before? I think Mr. W has selected a great choice for our big family meal out, I'll let you know as soon as it's been solidified.

My big agenda for the week, will be cleaning, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, and cleaning. Sadly, our little shoebox is NOT in house guest-worthy shape at the moment... I'm still feeling seriously under the weather, so I'm having a VERY difficult time peeling myself out of bed to get movin'. I mean, doing dishes when you're perfectly healthy is miserable... But when you have a serious head cold? Forget it. Not to mention the mopping, laundry, cleaning the bathroom.... I just goes on and on! I feel thankful that I have an, um, 'open' schedule right now to get it all taken care of before Wednesday.

On to more fun things! What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipe?? We will be making some meals at home to save money during Fr. D's visit, and figure I could still serve Thanksgiving-themed dishes without having to go through the whole turkey/tofurkey cooking bonanza. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm going to try to peel myself out of the house to do our grocery shopping for the week this afternoon (the fact that it's 48 degrees outside would normally be a deterrent, but I just remembered that they're filming an episode of Law and Order SVU at the end of my street this afternoon. A Benson/Stabler sighting would seriously cheer up this sick little kitten!) I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Happy Monday to all!
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NINA said...

We've went out to eat many times... It's actually really enjoyable! Our family has done the whole Hotel-Stay-Brunch thing a few items. I'll try and come up with a few dishes for you! Hope you feel better - now get out there and get us a celebrity pic... maybe you could sell to one of the mags for big $$! xoxo

Mrs. Cup said...

We did Thanksgiving dinner out once or twice and we loved it. It's fun to let someone else take care of all the details so you can just focus on being together!

A Belle and her Beau said...

oh gosh I hope you start feeling better very soon!

Mrs.B said...

I have never had thanksgiving out, but I am sure if you find a place you usually enjoy it will be great :). Get well!

High-heel gal said...

I don't get to go home for Thanksgiving anymore (too expensive!) but one of my favorite dishes is green bean casserole. I especially love the little crunchy onion things on the top...yum! I went out to eat one year when my mom came to visit and it was actually really nice! Hope your tofurkey day is a good one :)

Milltini said...

I hope you have a fantastic NYC holiday my dear! I wish I knew a recipe for ya...but all I can offer is my favorite takeout places =) I am a hopeless NYC girl...

With Love from New Orleans said...

Feel Better!!!! I am ordering Thanksgiving from one of our best local groceries... The price is right and I don't have to worry about a thing!

Lonnie said...

Call me if you want my Mom's mashed sweet potato recipe. SOOOO good. Got the save the date today, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Kappa Prep said...

We have eaten out a number of times. In fact this year mother and I would LOVE to be in NYC eating at la Goulue...if only that was an option and we could meet up again!

thepreppyvegan said...

I just went to a vegan cooking demo, and they did a cauliflower/millet mash that was divine -- great alternative to mashed potatoes!

Kristy said...

I love it...Happy Tofurkey Week! That's awesome!

Bama Belle... said...

Good luck with cooking! I'd vote for the green bean casserloe. It's so simple and delic. Feel better!

Also, I left you some bloggy love on my blog. xox.

Jake & Mary said...

Hi!! I hope you're feeling better...didn't realize you were under the weather :( At least you still made your date w.the fat, bald man, teehee.
I have never eaten out on Thanksgiving, so I'm no help there.
Anyway, you now have THREE websites plus facebook for me to keep updated on!! The wedding, your other blogspot and this one.
Hope your ferret is okay...
And the job hunt, don't we just love that....Riiiight.
talk sooN!

Mojito Maven said...

oh how i WISH we could go out to a restaurant so I could ACTUALLY EAT on Turkey Day!!!! Wish you were here and we could go out to eat together since Turkey Day is not exactly my favorite holiday!

Meaghan said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Jake & Mary said...

hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving! And finally shook that cold?! Keep me posted on today.... -Mary

Elizabeth said...

I hope you feel better! I am SO jealous - CSI SVU is my all time favorite! Say hello to Benson and Stabler for me :)

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